Remz and Franky Morales part ways

Remz Kato Franky Morales

We’d like to publicly acknowledge Franky Morales‘s contributions for the past few years and announce that as of today he will no longer be a part of Remz.

We didn’t anticipate parting ways and there has been a common project in the works for the past few months, a second Franky OS skate, which we both decided to still release soon.

Doing what you love, be it skating at pro level or running a skate company, can also have a tough business side to it and some decisions can be hard to make.

Kato and Franky have come to this mutually and believe it will ultimately create a better situation for everyone involved.

We look forward to the future and new team opportunities with excitement and anticipation, and wish Franky well wherever his path may lead.

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100 Responses to “Remz and Franky Morales part ways”

  1. Boomshakalak Says:

    wtf… then who am I going to play with in Aggressive Inline……..

  2. Fetty Says:

    But I thought you don’t need rap, you a skate pro? Guess your not going there dog.

  3. RAP Says:

    BLADER GANG!!!?

    PURSUING HIS MUSIC CAREER?

  4. fetty Says:

    I HEard dA Nigga FRANKIE got into the Rap INDUSTRY AS Rick ROSs’s FLuffer!

  5. Will Says:

    Remz without Franky sounds odd! Maybe Nils or Cj should take his place?

  6. Dwight Says:

    he’s going to xsjado

  7. Anonymous Says:

    Sure going to miss him, Hope he will still drop some edits when het gets the time ! :D

  8. neko Says:

    Cj is not on remz anymore too bulletprufe.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/CJ-Bulletprufe-1....

  9. AA Says:

    NO !!!!!!
    Cj for pro now …

  10. Anonymous Says:

    i sure hope he left remz for another skate company & not just because he stopped skating

  11. Anonymous Says:

    cj is still on remz!!

  12. whhat Says:

    that sucks, but i love my remz XD

  13. ozrolls Says:

    that photos just for bulletproof they mumbled that photo up on the bmag thing so people had to gess who the new pro was so he changed skates for that photo so no one had any idea

  14. steve Says:

    maybe remz fired him for some reason? anyway the post sounds very professional and I’m sure they will both do just fine!

  15. rollerblading is gay Says:

    the conference has taken over. lol

  16. Anonymous Says:

    Frankie is now skating for Razors, you will soon see him doing what everyone else on the team does, on the same box that everyone else does it on, but hey, he loves life!

  17. RAP Says:

    Can you pass me those XJADOS, Ha! prichiete it.

  18. bladerrr Says:

    RAZORS and REMZ need some fresh blood to their PRO teams RIGHT NOW!
    It’s unfair to see how some dudes pull it so hard and still flow or am.

  19. yooooo Says:

    wake up dude, BLADING IS DEAD. It has been for quite a while and I can’t blame companies who can’t afford their skaters anymore. THERE IS NO MONEY, NOBODY IS BUYING SKATE ANYMORE. Just accept it. I’m not saying that blading sucks or that you should all stop skating. If you love it, you should continue for sure but you need to accept that you share this love with the smallest amount of people ever.

  20. snuuuuuufffyyy Says:

    NILS FOR PRO!

  21. the doyle Says:

    remz is dead to me …………. still gonna buy the franky skate though.

  22. Anonymous Says:

    //NOBODY IS BUYING SKATE ANYMORE.

    we’re all skating barefeet! of course skates are selling, it’s just that you’ll get
    mostly 15+ years old molds

  23. Anonymous Says:

    cj is skating razors now

  24. xs1 Says:

    no more cj and now no more franky! what the hell is going on at remz!

  25. Gazmos Says:

    @yooooooo- What you say ain’t entirely true. Razors, Valo, and the conference are all doing fairly well. I hear Amall is doing well too. Big money rolling comps are dead, but there’s still decent money to be had if you’re business minded. You just can’t expect to make dough entirely off of blading alone.

  26. AA Says:

    Remz is dead Without CJ and franky …
    Pro team -> Nick wood ?? hahaha
    I think Remz stop all very soon.
    Conferance and Razor is the futur (with Money)

  27. BolognaSliceNipples Says:

    Mason Richard nigaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  28. Anonymous Says:

    Remz is well and truly alive as long as it has haffey. He has made the brand it is today. And they are not short of flow talent to fill a top spot. so shutup AA!

  29. Gotti CV,Praiaskaters Says:

    morales is going to RAZORS Pro Team…. i hope

  30. foproo Says:

    Maybe this if for good, who knows,
    Let the new riders take place,
    Nils the Boss

  31. Jeff Scott Says:

    Dave Lang and Josiah Blee should be pro

  32. Max Says:

    @jeff Scott: Dave lang is on ssm now.

  33. DarthRoller Says:

    Interesting to see where Franky goes next.

    Remz should be alright. They’ve some ridiculous talent in the flow ranks, so provided they hold onto Haffey for the foreseeable future and the flows continue to progress, they should be fine, people will still buy the skates regardless, fantastic product, plus success follows Haffey everywhere he goes.

    Currently only Dre and Aragon are pro in the U.S. for Razors? If they haven’t already, they might make a move for Franky.

  34. #BThesame Says:

    OMG OMG OMG FRANKY CARBONS

  35. Anonymous Says:

    blading is so incestuous. need some new blood!

  36. chris Says:

    good move remz, everyone is sick of that gangasta gay boy shit

  37. TopSoul Skate Shop Says:

    All support for Franky :)

  38. Paul Says:

    Nils, & Josh Blee for Remz Pro!!! Get them on a tour bus already. They kill so hard and have many years ahead of them.

  39. Anonymous Says:

    i think he will be going to razors… on his fb wall aswell he was talking to dre powell saying how he would like to move to california or he might just all about the music however his music is wackkkkk.

  40. Anonymous Says:

    I think Nils should be pro. I mean, he beat Bailey AND Haffey in a popularity contest, and those guys sell how many pro skates a year? Just think how many more Nils will sell now that he’s the hot shit in Europe, you know, that place where there are way more skaters than in the US?

    I would also love to see more Mason and Josiah, and Ryan Sibbio is progressing so fast on street and park he might just f- everyone up soon, like that soul 900 out he did better than Aragon because he actually stayed fakie on the landing. anyway, it should be interesting.

    Or maybe they’ll just pay Haffey more. you never know in this industry.

  41. the doyle Says:

    theyll pay haffey more……………

  42. silvstr Says:

    nils would for sure sell remz

    franky would for sure sell razors

    honestly why won’t kato just fix remz, they are so floppy
    the frame just needs to be centered, then more people would buy them

    its like they force your feet to pigeon toe

  43. Anonymous Says:

    ^haha you’re prolly right. They’ve gotta start building these kids up eventually though, or everyone will just quit when Haffey does (or Broskow, or Aragon).

  44. stefano Says:

    probably kato say to franky: if you don’t want this second pro skate ok, this skate don’t exit, but you franky pay the remz company for damage it. probably the “tough business side” is this. anyway, franky is a good blader but he is a shit rapper!

  45. Dan Mclaren Says:

    January transfer window closed at 11 last night!

  46. 666 Says:

    BLADERGANG NIGGA! franky lost his style after wearing skinny jeans and started rapping. hes old and need to retire. nick wood needs to go also. nils and cj and josiah blee and haffey. wish dave lang still skated remz. anyways they need a new bigger pro team!!

  47. Anonymous Says:

    I CARE SO MUCH ABOUT PRO SKATING THAT I THINK IT HAS A DIRECT IMPACT ON WHETHER OR NOT PEOPLE WILL WANT TO DO IT. I AM A HUGE DICK RIDER AND MASCOT FOR THE ROLLERNEWS COMMUNITY. ALL HAIL THE ROLLERDILDO, KING OF ROLLERNEWS

  48. Ramelle gay faggot knight Says:

    Yo nam it’s ferry I’m in Getty teddy .. Ramelle u a dumbass with that being said its pretty sad that topsoul shop in south America pays frank more than remz ..

  49. TOP SPONSOR Says:

    REMZ DOES NOT PAY ITS SKATERS ANY REAL MONEY,
    KATO INSTEAD POCKETS IT FOR HIMSELF AND PUT ENOUGH OF IT BACK INTO REMZ TO BARELY KEEP IT ALIVE.
    THIS IS WHY KATO COULDN’T EVEN AFFORD TO SEND Cj Wellsmore(one of the top park skaters in the world) TO ANY COMPETITIONS, KATO SAVED HIMSELF THOUSANDS OF DOLLERS.
    SO KATO, NO NEED TO WISH FRANKY ANY LUCK IN HIS FUTURE ENDEAVOURS, WISH YOUR OWN COMPANY THE LUCK IT NEEDS TO STAY AFLOAT.

  50. boyah Says:

    Aragons topsoul 9 >>>> Ryan Sibio. True Sibeo did stay fakie, but he also pretty much stopped rolling when he landed. Aragon was charging like a fucking beast at that thing and gapped over a sidewalk in the process.

  51. batman Says:

    mason richard + nils are the future

  52. smokesomeweed Says:

    word up, batman

  53. steve Says:

    what batman says. and franky is acting kinda dumb lately also. i’m sure kato knows.

  54. Anonymous Says:

    Cj and Franky are gone. Josiah Blee should be pro, Nils should be up there too.

  55. cesar Says:

    hi bros Morales in on USD u´ll c

  56. Bruh bruh Says:

    That shit cray

    Your comment was a bit too short. Please go back and try again.

  57. MORALES Says:

    he is on top soul so he is in USD

  58. YO BOI FM BLADEGANG Says:

    YO NIGGAS IM ON USD BITCHES

  59. Anonymous Says:

    i herd, that nils will have a pro skate after a year. SERIOUSLY !!!!!!!!

  60. jlunger Says:

    mason richards all day

  61. suck it Says:

    How is Remz dead when Haffey and Nils still on there ???

    2 out of the top 10 right now

  62. Anonymous Says:

    REMZ GOING BUST !!!

  63. bladerrr Says:

    Nils Jansons + Mason Richard + Josiah Blee + CJ Wellsmore (If he stills on remz) = Future of Remz

  64. Anonymous Says:

    heard he’s on usd

  65. Anonymous Says:

    rollerblading has always picked old washed up guys to be pro”who have paid their dues” instead of making the BEST skaters pros. CJ will likely get a shot finally on Remz. Nils will probably go to the Conference. Nils and Cudot give USD the best young skaters in the world. CJ will dominate comps for the forseeable future.

  66. Anonymous Says:

    well thats some shitty news to wake up. Wonder whats going to happen?

  67. TOP SPONSOR Says: Says:

    TOP SPONSOR Says:
    February 1st, 2012 at 6:40 pm
    REMZ DOES NOT PAY ITS SKATERS ANY REAL MONEY,
    KATO INSTEAD POCKETS IT FOR HIMSELF AND PUT ENOUGH OF IT BACK INTO REMZ TO BARELY KEEP IT ALIVE.
    THIS IS WHY KATO COULDN’T EVEN AFFORD TO SEND Cj Wellsmore(one of the top park skaters in the world) TO ANY COMPETITIONS, KATO SAVED HIMSELF THOUSANDS OF DOLLERS.
    SO KATO, NO NEED TO WISH FRANKY ANY LUCK IN HIS FUTURE ENDEAVOURS, WISH YOUR OWN COMPANY THE LUCK IT NEEDS TO STAY AFLOAT.!!!!! <—— "TRUE words! "this so makes thank GOD I NEVER GAVE UP MY FULL TIME JOB TO ROLL!!!!! THIS INDUSTRIE IS SHIT! IM GLAD I RIDE MY HOG NOW , just an open road to cleaR MY MIND! and not LISTEN TO THIS BULL SHIT like this!

  68. barb Says:

    cj doesnt have a sponsor. he was riding some old deshi carbons then fucked his ankle. Last pic i saw was a pair of old razors on the cunt

  69. traducer Says:

    mason richards and nihls all day. bring up those young kids who are killing it and have plenty of time to blade. Still have love for morales considering he was on the TV and video games when i was in highschool. props and respect i hope someone picks him up

  70. dka Says:

    Franky is not just the next-in-the-sport ripper. He is style, image,vision and inspiration. He is an entartainment, attraction… Yes there are a lot of better skaters nowdays (all these high pace young guys), but FM is an Icon!
    Example: i play to Dad many various skater profiles and ask him who`s the man and he says this one and points FM ! Try this with yours…

    p.s. i am not a “gangsta” and as a session/freelance musician I am listening a lot of different music…

  71. Goffredi Says:

    Frankie is awesome, I’m sure whatever he is doing is a good decision.

  72. Jash NYC Says:

    I HOPE HE STILL GONNA SKATE I WOULD HATE TO C A LEGEND STOP BLADING

  73. Anonymous Says:

    haha…Remz going out of business. no one buys Remz anymore. every kid nowadays has USD.

  74. Anonymous Says:

    so let me get this right….

    fire franky and give him a pro skate so he gets no royalties for it?

  75. TOP SPONSOR Says:

    Frankie will try his “rapping” career, fail at it, then come back to blading. No one likes a rap song about doing 540s and frontsides. And da streets dont know what the fuck a fishbrain is. May as well talk about doing 180 dog intestines. Good luck Frankie the Rapper and good luck Kato the Greedy Penny Pincher.

  76. FUCK KATO Says:

    MAN FUCK KATO EVERYONE SHOULD LEAVE REMZ. WHERS YOUR VIDEOS WHERES THE NEW SKATE DESIGNS YOU SAID YOU WERE GOING TO WORK ON??? REMZ ISNT SKATER OWNED ANYMORE CAUSE YOU WERE GOING TO FOCUS ON PRODUCT DESIGN KATO WHERE YOU AT??? STOP BUYING REMZ EVERYONE PLEASE

  77. Anonymous Says:

    i’m sure we’ll find out what really happened in a day or so. if CJ doesn’t make Pro now, he needs to get on USD. If USD had CJ and Cudot, they would win every major comp for the next 5 years, except when Kato fixes the comps like that silly WRS online edit comp.

  78. Senate Says:

    Ya’ll mad, stay up Kato N Frankie

  79. @FUCK KATO Says:

    You got a point. There are plenty of Remz riders, flow and Pro, that could produce a quality skate tape. Kato’s usually passionate about his work and the industry but he’s been slipping lately. At this rate, Remz will be another powerslide manufactured product in the near future.

  80. Ousmane Kenneh Says:

    No-> he rides for the ‘poo brand skates’ that funny boy flea started on Be-mag.

    gosh~

  81. Anonymous Says:

    Anonymous Says:
    February 2nd, 2012 at 12:50 am
    rollerblading has always picked old washed up guys to be pro”who have paid their dues” instead of making the BEST skaters pros. CJ will likely get a shot finally on Remz. Nils will probably go to the Conference. Nils and Cudot give USD the best young skaters in the world. CJ will dominate comps for the forseeable future.

    wtf dude ? he will be having a pro skate by remz and you r telling that he will go to the conference ? :D:D:D:D:D pff

  82. xs1 Says:

    he is young but what about josiah blee? he is a DESTROYER!

  83. Anonymous Says:

    how is Nick Wood pro?

  84. him man Says:

    @Anonymous nick wood kicks ass and has for longer than 90% of the pros out there.

  85. Anonymous Says:

    Josiah blee for pro bro!

  86. CJ Says:

    I just want to confirm that i am not off remz and there will be an announcement monday on the new remz pro. Kato doesn’t pocket the money so all you kids need to stop talking shit. I wish all the best to Franky in the future and can assure you he will not be dropping of the radar.

    – CJ

  87. Anonymous Says:

    CJ why doesnt remz send you to Bitter Cold? get on a better team. and Nick Wood blows at skating. remz need better pro skaters.

  88. Anonymous Says:

    fucking troll that is not cj dumbasses

  89. JSF Says:

    put scott moore on remz pro

  90. JSF Says:

    put scott moore on remz pro

  91. kaspa Says:

    heard rawlinson rivera is taking frankies place

  92. Anonymous Says:

    salute 2 franky n cj… love ur guys.. hope always succes in life….
    hei remz..put nils and josiah on… i’m sure this 2 kids will shred all the other skater around..hahhahahah

  93. Chicho From Ecuador Says:

    Franky’s image will be better on another brand
    Remz failed to seize opportunities
    nor could appreciate to franky
    nobody knows what you have until you lose it
    no one can replace franky
    franky is not only image but is an icon for skating
    of the few that there
    There are many good skaters
    but few with this gift of franky
    Franky Remz affect the economy
    is the roller more commercial that exists
    I know exactly what happened
    and has nothing to do with the music
    but I can assure that Franky take that desicion for their future
    companies are concerned about selling
    and skaters must see how to survive
    Franky give a giant step
    we should all support him and be happy about that

  94. Kevin M. Little Says:

    Franky is STILL one of the best in the world. He is an icon of our sport. He is not some kid who just cam out with a few hot sections. He has been killing it for over a decade.He is one of the most recognizable skaters in the world and any person sleeping on him needs to wake the fuck up.

  95. An idea Says:

    Here’s what I envisioned the discussion between the two being like from a grommet at heart, but grown adult’s perspective who realizes rollerblading is very special thing, but not the only important thing in life::

    Kato: Hey Franky, listen dude, I wanna keep you on this team and keep paying you, but revenue is really getting low, and in order for you to stay “pro status” for me, you gotta take a a bit of a pay cut from your already low pay. I mean maybe if you put in a little more work for me I can keep you on at what I’m currently giving you, but otherwise, we’re just gonna have to work something out that I don’t think either one of us will be too happy about.

    Franky: You know what don’t worry about it. I’d like more freedom to work on my music if I’d like to, and if there’s a larger company out there that can pay me more for the same work like I’ve been hearing for a while, I might just make a move to one of them. I hope you wouldn’t be too offended by that. It’s just that being “pro” in rollerblading leaves very few realistic options.

    Kato: Yeah, no worries. I’ll be really sad to see you go, but you’ll always be welcomed back if you ever just wanna get free blades or who knows, maybe things will change and you can come back on making more money.

    Franky: Yeah, cool.

    Rollernews grom with own head shoved a good foot up own ass’ envisioned conversation.

    Kato: Listen here blacky, unless you take that gold out of your teeth, you’re gonna continue to tarnish my image. I need you to pull up your pants, cut your hair, smile WITH NORMAL WHITE TEETH, and act more like Haffey. You see that guy? He did a really hip commercial for my skates. If you don’t knock this gangster shit off I’ll hire some euro chucker for pennies cuz they’re young, foreign and dumb. GOT IT?! I’M RICH, BITCH!

    Franky: Yo dawg, quit frontin’ n’ shit. You know all my brothaz luh dis shit. You fire me you axin’ for a beat down ya heard? I ain’t playin’

    Kato: Well by golly Franky! Just calm down for a second, alright? How about I say publicly that we split mutually?

    Franky: What does mutually mean?

    Kato: Seriously?

    Franky: Whatever. Peace asshole!

    Okay I guess I really am a grom at heart, because I had too much fun with that even knowing only a couple groms or OG’s might read it. But seriously, I enjoy skate gossip, but sometimes this shit is ridiculous. I think this past week I’ve heard groms call Julio and now Kato “greedy” or at least imply it quite a bit. I work at a fairly decent sized local company who I will leave nameless. I see firsthand how bad this economy is doing when the company that I work for sells technology we use everyday and you might assume is profiting ridiculous amounts of money, when in reality the owners make far less than what you’d expect. I can only imagine what little even the largest skate companies are making. Just be thankful we can stay afloat and maintain a strong underground scene with no outside money. This doesn’t mean I don’t think we deserve better, but understand just how bad it could be. I really think Franky deserves to retire in at least a decent little middle class house with little worry of having to work much at all for the rest of his life by this time in his career, but unfortunately we kinda all know that’s just not possible right now. I know if myself or a lot of others had the talent he possesses we’d be content making just enough to scrape by if it meant we wouldn’t have to work a normal job to support ourselves.

  96. DarthRollerWearsDyedRedDeshis Says:

    after much debate w/ kato, he and i decided to remove franky from the team due to the decline in skill and lack of intensity in his skating currently. i will be receiving 2 new pro models this year on both the HR and OS platforms. tuesday we will formally announce that chris and cj are also leaving the team to ride for valo. remz will elevate, justin beiber aka nils janson to the level of permanent top flow and jacob juul to permanent am w/ no chance of skates for either of them. business is business and 1+1=2 except on every seventh wednesday.

  97. VALO Says:

    so glad i never gave up my 9 to 5 job. cuase this rollerblading shit will never pay my billS! good luck wit u frankie!

  98. 1Luv Says:

    An Idea, that post you wrote was hilarious. Good shit man. As far as Franky leaving Rems, I think that Remz kind of hold people back sometimes because they lack support. Put a guy like Franky on Some Razor SL boots. You will see him at his all time best. No disrespect to Remz of course.

  99. TrU Says:

    R.I.P. FRANKY MAN

    KATO…DISSAPOINTED SON.. BAD SHOW OF CHARACTER TO DITCH YA HOMEBOYZ

    U CN TAKE MA FOOT OFF YO DAMN WALL BITCH IMA TRASH MY REMZ GO BACK TUH ROCKIN MA T.R.S.

  100. Anonymous Says:

    whocares about Remz anyways? this company is the wooooorst, Fuck Remz!